Time matters more than many people realize when it comes to restoring their smiles. The need for restorative treatment can stem from a wide range of potential conditions, but in each case, waiting to address it can give the problem time to become even worse. When it comes to damage to your tooth or other issues that compromise it, a dental crown is often one of the most effective solutions for addressing it. Yet, placing a dental crown can sometimes take more time than other treatment options. Today, we explain how we can resolve that using advanced CEREC technology, which allows us to design, craft, and place your dental crown in just one day.
How a dental crown restores your tooth
There are several different reasons why dental crowns are often the optimal solution for fixing teeth. A dental crown is fashioned to closely mimic the size, shape, and appearance of a tooth’s healthy, natural crown. As such, the restorative crown is bonded in place over the tooth’s natural crown, completely covering and protecting the tooth’s structure. This enables a dental crown to address a wide range of concerns, including a crack or fracture in the tooth’s surface, or a piece of its structure being broken off.
How dental crowns are typically placed
The typical creation and placement of a dental crown can sometimes take weeks to complete out of necessity. The first stage of the treatment involves preparing the tooth that’s going to receive the crown by slightly modifying its natural crown structure. Once the tooth is ready to accommodate the crown, it can be carefully measured and molded. The measurements and molds are sent to a technician at an off-site dental laboratory, who then uses them to carefully craft your custom dental crown. Your dentist can secure the crown to your tooth once the technician sends it back to the dentist’s office.
How CEREC crowns streamline the process
With the importance of time when it comes to restoring your smile, many patients can benefit more from having their teeth restored in just a single day. With a dental crown, that hasn’t been possible until the advent of more advanced digital technology. For example, our digital CEREC system allows us to create digital measurements and molds of your tooth and dental ridges. This data is sent to an on-site milling machine that crafts your porcelain crown precisely according to the measurements. The entire process can be completed during a single visit, allowing you to leave our office with your tooth fully restored.
Learn how to fix your tooth in one day
With advanced CEREC technology, we can fix your tooth with a custom-designed, high-quality dental crown in just one day. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213.